Membership in PRSA is an investment in your future. It provides the unique opportunity to stay on top of your profession, make new connections and stay in touch with leading practitioners. You will find that membership in PRSA Orlando can create unprecedented opportunities for you and your career. Here are just a few ways to get the most out of your membership:
You will receive discounted registration on professional development programs. Stay ahead of the latest trends, hear experts in related fields, understand the latest measurement and evaluation research and prepare yourself for the future of the profession by participating in one of our hundreds of programs offered each year.
Your PRSA membership brings you unparalleled information sources right to your desk. From magazines to newspapers to books to the Web, your membership entitles you to free access to the kind of information that can make you a better informed, more effective practitioner. Members receive complimentary subscriptions to Public Relations Tactics and The Strategist, plus discounts on other books and publications.
As a PRSA member, you have job search assistance literally at your fingertips. From local career and internship opportunities on the PRSA Orlando site to around the country on the PRSA National site, you will find the resources you need to take your career to the next level.
Awards and Recognition
PRSA recognizes public relations programs and public relations tactics for excellence in the profession through the Silver Anvil and Bronze Anvil awards. Through its five different individual awards programs, PRSA recognizes individuals who, during the course of their careers, have made outstanding contributions to the profession. PRSA individual awards are the Gold Anvil, the Outstanding Educator, the Paul M. Lund Public Service Award, the PRSA Public Relations Professional of the Year, and the Patrick Jackson Award for Distinguished Service to PRSA.
Chapter and Professional Interest Section Membership
With a network of 117 Chapters nationwide, PRSA membership offers you an unparalleled opportunity to be a pivotal member of your local public relations community. Multiply the effectiveness of your PRSA membership by joining one of 15 practice-specific interest groups, Professional Interest Sections, designed to focus on important public relations trends and research in your specific area of practice. Only PRSA members may join Chapters and/or Sections.
Your Membership Card with Member Identification Numbers will allow you to access a series of members-only services. The inaugural new members-only service is PRSA MemberNet, a secure Web site. For the first time, MemberNet will allow PRSA members to update their contact information online, or to search the PRSA Membership Directory (Blue Book) for the most current information on PRSA members. It will be convenient, up-to-date and secure. As they are introduced, we will let you know about the other new members-only services.
PRSA Leadership Opportunities
Your PRSA membership opens effective, challenging and rewarding avenues to leadership, ranging from local involvement to national visibility. Leadership positions are available through chapters, professional interest sections, and national committees. PRSA members may also participate as a delegate to the PRSA Assembly, the Society's governing body.
Other Benefits and Services
Members are eligible for other benefits, such as a members credit card (sponsored by the PRSA Foundation), special rates on car rentals and air freight, discounts on selected wire services, and insurance designed for you and your business.
As a professional society, the benefits of PRSA membership are designed for and delivered to you, as an individual, and are not transferable.